1948-1969 Topps, Bowman, Leaf, Glendale Meats Hall of Famers and Stars Graded Collection (11)

Sold For: $3,525

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 578

Item Year: 1948

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Unusual assemblage of eleven cards issued by Topps, Bowman, Leaf, and the rare Glendale Meats, spanning the years 1948 to 1969, featuring noteworthy samples from ten different quality issues, comprised exclusively of Hall of Famers, stars, and key cards, highlighted by 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle (SGC EX/NM 80). This is an unusual representation of classic postwar cards, assembled with great care years ago, one card at a time, by a very discriminating collector. All the cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA or SGC. The collection consists of the following: 1948 Leaf #4 Musial rookie (SGC EX+ 70); 1949 Bowman #162 Roe rookie (SGC NM/MT 88); 1952 Bowman #101 Mickey Mantle (SGC EX/NM 80); 1952 Topps #49b Sain/error (PSA VG-EX 4); 1953 Glendale Meats Hatfield (PSA EX 5); 1953 Bowman Color #152 High # (PSA NM-MT 8); 1957 Topps (2 cards): #76 Clemente (PSA MINT 9 [OC]) and 338 Bunning rookie (SGC NM/MT 88); 1960 Topps #493 Snider (PSA NM-MT 8); 1962 Topps #1 Maris (PSA EX-MT 6); 1969 Topps #50 Clemente (PSA NM-MT 8). This is a very impressive high-grade collection of key cards from some of the postwar era’s most popular sets. Total 11 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,525


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